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The Beatles - 'White Album'(Ltd USB Box 2009 Remaster) 24bit/44.1Khz
Posted By : Kel bazar | Date : 11 Dec 2021 11:37:32 | Comments : 36

The Beatles - 'White Album'
Ltd USB Box 2009 Remaster
FLAC (Tracks) 24bit/44.1Khz | Stereo | 1.07 Go | 5% RAR Recovery | 1968
Styles: Rock| RapidShare Download

Limited edition custom-made apple-shaped USB drive containing all audio and video found in the recent re-mastered stereo box set.

Track listening:

1. Back in the U.S.S.R
2. Dear Prudence
3. Glass Onion
4. Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da
5. Wild Honey Pie
6. The Continuing Story of Bungalow Bill
7. While My Guitar Gently Weeps
8. Happiness Is A Warm Gun
9. Martha My Dear
10. I'm So Tired
11. Blackbird
12. Piggies
13. Rocky Raccoon
14. Don't Pass Me By
15. Why Don't We Do It In The Road
16. I Will
17. Julia
18. Birthday
19. Yer Blues
20. Mother Nature's Son
21. Everybody's Got Something to Hide Except Me and My Monkey
22. Sexy Sadie
23. Helter Skelter
24. Long Long Long
25. Revolution 1
26. Honey Pie
27. Savoy truffle
28. Cry Baby Cry
29. Revolution 9
30. Good Night

Rapidshare Links:

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6 | Part 7


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Posted By: bookaroni Date: 11 Dec 2021 12:08:54
Outstanding. Thank you very much!
Posted By: SteveJobs Date: 11 Dec 2021 12:11:14
Thank you very much for the USB eatles!
Posted By: wajorama Date: 11 Dec 2021 12:31:02
Great post (& effort!)!!! Thanks to you and Kel bazar!!
Posted By: remfanhun Date: 11 Dec 2021 14:20:37
GREAT GREAT GREAT POST!!!! YUPEE!
Rubber Soul somewhere?
Posted By: ByGijS Date: 11 Dec 2021 14:40:24
Any specs ? - Used equipment ?
Posted By: Kel bazar Date: 11 Dec 2021 14:46:37
@ByGijS

For what, this Flac come directly from Apple/EMI...
Posted By: njgawriluk Date: 11 Dec 2021 14:52:53
Thanks a ton Kel. You're truly appreciated!
Posted By: ByGijS Date: 11 Dec 2021 15:12:13
@ Kel bazar

For info on the soon to be released DVD's on www.24bit96kh.org even when it's 24bit/44.1Khz... ;-)
Posted By: johhenrik Date: 11 Dec 2021 15:18:54
Sgt Pepper is here already: http://www.avaxhome.ws/music/audiophile/st_pepers_usb.html

What will you use to upsample 44.1 -> 48KHz? Or will you create a DVD-A spec ISO? May I suggest you use iZotope's MBit+, which seems to be the best resampler out there (together with Apogee's).

Edit: And you managed to edit your question before I pressed send. :)
Posted By: Kel bazar Date: 11 Dec 2021 15:21:29
@ByGijS

Sorry, I've never burn any DVD-A, I stream music from PC-->System
Posted By: johhenrik Date: 11 Dec 2021 15:28:31
@ByGijS

The equipment we used for this was:

Mark Levinson USB 2.0 HUB
Nordost USB Cables
McIntosh HDD

Jokes aside ;) These FLACs are directly from EMI/Apple. They were delivered on a limited edition USB memory.
Posted By: greatclips Date: 11 Dec 2021 15:32:21
@johhenrik

iZotope's MBit is an excellent choice for up-sampling, but to create true DVD-Audio discs from these USB flac files, Minnetonka's discWelder or plain old DVD AudioSolo will do the trick and preserve the original bitrates perfectly.
Posted By: johhenrik Date: 11 Dec 2021 15:34:46
Yeah, but if you check my comment, you see I was talking about DVD-V, which don't include 44.1KHz in the specs, only 48 and 96KHz. That's why. True what you say though.
Posted By: greatclips Date: 11 Dec 2021 15:43:34
Sorry, johhenrik, I should have read your comment in context more carefully. That makes me a kindred spirit with those who keep asking "what equipment were these ripped with?" etc. etc. *LOL*

Cheers!
Posted By: johhenrik Date: 11 Dec 2021 15:50:23
Well, I actually checked my comment now, and realize I wasn't specifying DVD-V :) I know his project has been DVD-V discs though if I recall correctly. Aaaanyhow, lets get back to listening to some great music instead. ;)

@ ByGijS

I like your 24bit96khz site/project btw. Good job there. :)
Posted By: SuperFuzz Date: 11 Dec 2021 16:14:34
@ www.24bit96kh.org
This is an excellent idea for sharing a different medium for high resolution music. The only downfall is that the files are about twice as big as downloading the flac versions, so I'll just keep grabbing the flacs, and burn my own DVD if need be (although I'm almost entirely streaming from the hard drive to my stereo, using ASIO drivers and a long coaxial cable). Also, when I burn 24/96 files to DVD, I usually put 3 albums on one DVD.

What would really be great, is if someone setup a site where people could share needledrops and other high resolution audio, as they do here, but without all the BS that comes with avax (finicky moderators making it difficult to share, spam advertisements, etc.) I've got about 30 albums transferred at 24/96 with what I think is very fine equipment, but it's too much of a hassle to share here. :(
Posted By: johhenrik Date: 11 Dec 2021 16:45:57
@SuperFuzz

Just start your own blog on blogspot or something like that. Than you'd be in charge. I for one would be interested in your shares there. :)

And regarding the DVD ISOs beeing twice as large. Well, it's for those who don't know how to make their own DVDs. Plus, I like the ones he make. I never make menus on mine, but his are nice I think, judging by the screenshots.
Posted By: lkrushel Date: 11 Dec 2021 17:17:45
Thank you very much for the superb Beatles USB posts!
Posted By: njgawriluk Date: 11 Dec 2021 17:21:13
im having difficulty extracting the files. they dont have a rar file ending, and my mac is not reading the file. anyone else having an issue?
Posted By: johhenrik Date: 11 Dec 2021 17:26:19
They are created on a MAC :)

Just unrar the Part 1, called xxx.rar and it will work.
Posted By: jorgeluiz Date: 11 Dec 2021 17:43:46
general information: no problems to unrar, all is working perfectly in ALL albums, check how you're doing!! :-)

@ Kel:
Kel, you're one of my Santa Claus, im sending warm embraces for you, your family and friends.
you're VERY SPECIAL brother, GOD bless you, i'm without words to express my feelings as i'm old and love Beatles for more than 49 years.

hats off for you, great Christmas and VERY VERY happy new year!

Cheers brother! :-)
Posted By: WillowCreek Date: 11 Dec 2021 20:00:38
Let me add my supreme THANKS for your mutual shares, they are beyond awesome!!

I have a question for the hi-rez experts out there, regarding burning these to DVD-Audio:

I use Cirlinca's DVD-Audio Solo 2.0 with great success for other dvd-a rips, all 24/96. Is there any *REAL* advantage to up-sampling to 24/48 or even 24/96 within DVD-Audio Solo? I have an Oppo BD-83 DVD player that feeds all my music DVDs through a Denon 5308CI receiver with outstanding results, so hi-rez sampling is no problem. Would appreciate expert feedback before I begin burning and don't want to add any useless/unnecessary information to my DVD-audios. Thanks again and again to all involved with this project!
Posted By: Azrastar Date: 11 Dec 2021 20:09:45
Hi Kel Bazar & JonHenrik,

first of all thanks for all the fine musical pleasures you provided yet. I can't wait to give them a listen (but I have to wait, urrrgh !). In the meanwhile I browsed through some reviews of this edition and found one of THE greatest reviews on amazon.com. Instead of giving the link you find the review below:

REVIEW [reviewer's name is Bill... ;D]

I bought one of these Beatles USB Apples today and all I can say is OMG!

I've been buying LP records since 1966, then audiophile half-speed master pressings in the late 70's/early 80's, (and every other type of audiophile vinyl) and then CDs in the early/mid 80's. I've always been on a quest for "the perfect version" (sound quality wise) of whatever I was into at the time. I know that vinyl LPs are having a bit of a renaissance at the monent, and nobody loved records more than I, but let's face it...unless you have major bucks to sink into a super high-end system, they don't sound all that great with a cheap phono cartridge on a (GASP!) belt-drive USB turntable. And even if you buy a gazillion dollar cartridge, and a multi-gazillion dollar phono pre-amp, you're still going to hear only half of the channel seperation (or less) than you get from a CD. (Take THAT, vinyl heads!) Throw in all the surface noise, the pops, clicks and ticks, worn out grooves, and you're right back in 1968, listening to the "White" album or "Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn and Jones Ltd" on a GE Wildcat Stereo in your bedroom.

All analog curmudgeons and their dinosaur opinions aside, (non-compressed) digital audio saved us from (adding any more) tape hiss or surface noise. Even vinyl fanboys have to admit that. I was one and I did. (I do miss the 12" x 12" artwork though!)

Ok...so I waited since 1987 for the Beatles CDs to be done right. Sure, "Please Please Me" and "With The Beatles" were recorded, meant, and intended to be heard in mono (by George Martin, anyway). But back in 1987 we were truly robbed when "A Hard Day's Night" and "Beatles For Sale" were only released in mono, when perfectly good stereo mixes existed (those albums were originally recorded in the studio on multi-track machines and mixed for both.) I remember the 60's...when you went into the record store and they had TWO racks of your favorite newest release...one rack was MONO and the other STEREO and GOD HELP YOU if you ever got the wrong one. You'd end up sterile. Or bald. Or insane. Your cattle and your crops would dry up. Your children have eleven toes and three eyes and would turn out to be ax-murderers. The moon would leave its orbit. Jack, you simply tore a hole in the space/time continuum if you ever played a stereo album on a mono record player.

Back to 2009...for all the uninformed people who say the Beatles are "double dipping" be releasing these remasters, take this >>> many bands have already done 3 or 4 versions of their CDs (Doors, Fleetwood Mac, Rolling Stones and millions more) and they re-release newer, louder versions that don't sound any better every few years. The Beatles waited 22 (count 'em...TWENTY-TWO!) YEARS to re-do theirs. So shut up and go play GNR or Miley Cyrus or some other screech n' growl death metal on your Nano.

Anyway...

I LOVE the new, 2009 stereo remasters of the Beatles catalog. They truly ARE better than sliced bread, Chia pets and the Clapper. The sound is AMAZING. Or so I thought until today.

I put this USB stick into my computer, put my AKG 240 headphones on and started listening to the 24-bit Flac file version of Abbey Road. I can die right now. After hearing these better-than-CD-quality files, (ABSOLUTELY, COMPLETELY, POSITIVELY TRULY BETTER!) I have found the Holy Grail as far as sound quality and the Beatles music are concerned. I got a deal on this at a local record shop ($208!) but it is easily worth 3 or 4 times that. Not because it's a little green aluminum apple, or it's a limited edition, but for the SOUND QUALITY, matey.

I have the MFLS Beatles half-speed mastered LP set, and the original CDs, and they truly sound like AM radio in comparison to this. It really is THAT incredible. Oh sure, some will moan that it could have been better with higher than a 44.1 sampling rate, or they should have been saved in 24 bit wav or 24 bit aiff files, but they'd never be happy with anything, would they?

For the here and now, there is NO BETTER version of the Beatles' material. And we might be waiting ANOTHER 22 years for them to top this USB Apple.

In addition to the Flac files, it comes with the whole shebang on MP3's encoded at 320 kbits. They sound great too, but you can rip 320 kbit MP3's from the CDs and get the same, I believe. There is no DRM (Digital Rights Management) on these files, they're yours to put on as many computers as you want. For those moaning about being able to play Flac files, download Goldwave and re-save them as 24 bit wavs or 24 bit aiff files and give your iPod a real treat instead of that low-quality MP3 crap you're downloading.

Beatles forever!

[end of review]... @all : WHAT'S YOUR OPINION ON THE VINYL COMMENT ?
Posted By: fox_dpgph Date: 11 Dec 2021 21:23:28
@WillowCreek ... the answer is no. Upsampling these to 24-bit/48Khz or
higher in creating a DVD-Audio disc won't provide _any_ audible improvement
over the original 16-bit/24Khz bitrate. It'll just take up more space on
your disc:)
Posted By: jorgeluiz Date: 11 Dec 2021 21:32:48
WillowCreek wrote:
I use Cirlinca's DVD-Audio Solo 2.0 with great success for other dvd-a rips, all 24/96. Is there any *REAL* advantage to up-sampling to 24/48 or even 24/96 within DVD-Audio Solo?
if your intention is DVD-A stereo and not will do any 5.1 upsample my answer is NO, no advantages to upsample to 48 or 96. the advantage is when you have the source in high resolution as the vinyls in 24/96.
to remove your doubts do 2 DVD-As samples with the same music in 24/44.1 and upsample to 24/96...hear and compare, you don't will hear differences! the real advantage is in 24 bits and not in 96KHz...just MHO! other advantage: 24/44.1 have less size than 24/96 and both are DVD-A compatibles!

cheers! :-) ...and tell us the result of yours comparisons.

@ Azrastar
cool post, i will post my comments later.(i'm very busy)
cheers! :-)
Posted By: WillowCreek Date: 11 Dec 2021 22:04:03
Thanks for your comments, fox & jorgeluiz. Common sense tells me that up-sampling to
48Khz from a 16Khz source can't add anything to the original. And there's much merit
to jorgeluiz's comment about 24-bit being the key element to better sound. I just
had a moment of "the stupids" when I asked :>o
Posted By: moreencore Date: 12 Dec 2021 01:16:43
OMG!! These 24-bit USB flac posts are the definitive Beatles that trump every LP rip, from Dr. Ebbett to every other incarnation, all tepid efforts compared with these fanTabUloUs 24bit originals. There's no reason for any others, this is the last word in Beatles.

Thanks to both Kel and johhenrik for making them available to us, you both rock, I luv you both!!

xoxoxoxoxoxoxo
Posted By: 664892 Date: 12 Dec 2021 05:49:56
Files come in as:

xxxx.rar
xxxx.r00
xxxx.r01

I get an error when trying to put together. If I change the extensions to ".rar", then the file name is a duplicate. Anyone have any ideas what I'm doing wrong?
Posted By: Dr. Robert Date: 12 Dec 2021 06:23:24
@ 664892

Try using 7zip. http://www.7-zip.org/download.html
Posted By: 664892 Date: 12 Dec 2021 08:01:05
@ Dr. Robert

Thanks, you're the best. Your advice led me to find this: http://mac.softpedia.com/progDownload/The-Unarchiver-Download-22383.html
Much appreciated.
Posted By: LezDawson Date: 12 Dec 2021 14:51:22
Cover scans (LP replica) - high quality - every album.

http://rapidshare.com/files/281469625/BtlsMnoScans.rar
Posted By: SuperFuzz Date: 12 Dec 2021 16:32:19
@johnhenrik
Yeah, I've thought about doing my own blog site, but I'm not so savvy on those things, so am hoping someone else comes up with another site, but I may do it eventually. I'm grateful to everyone here who goes through the hassle of sharing.
BTW, Circlinca's DVD-Audio Solo is a great program, I can recommend it (although it's shareware and costs $40 after the trial).


Posted By: olgaki Date: 12 Dec 2021 18:31:36
thank you for the sharing, very good sound quality indeed!!!
Posted By: ByGijS Date: 12 Dec 2021 18:55:23
@ SuperFuzz

We could use 24bit96khz.org (also i have the .com / .net / .info) you share what you have, i share what i make / have, other people could also share in future, why not ? It's wordpress now, i could switch...
Posted By: bonomau Date: 13 Dec 2021 23:40:31
Wow. I cannot wait to hear all these superior versions. thank you so much for all this and this (24bit96khz.org).

:)
Posted By: walrus64 Date: 14 Dec 2021 04:08:55
I want to thanks many people here: Kel Bazar, johhenrik, Dr. Robert, LezDawson, Ghost Of Pbthal, bcnbeat67 and others. I really LOVE your Beatles posts!!! flacs, vinyl rips, 24/96, DVD-A, redbook and now this USB Flacs. Wow!!!, I learned a lot from you and I will say it again: THANK YOU ALL FOR EVERYTHING!.
God Bless you all.
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